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Brookfield Zoo - Tropic World

July 2008. Pygmy hippo.

Brookfield Zoo - Tropic World
snowleopard, 3 Aug 2008
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    • snowleopard
      July 2008. Pygmy hippo.
    • snowleopard
      The pygmy hippo pool in Tropic World reminds me of the space for the same species in Omaha's Lied Jungle, although I think that Omaha's is slightly more realistic in terms of the terrain. Tropic World does have a regular rainfall, as some sort of sprinkler system opens up the heavens and pours down on the animals.
    • PAT
      So that accounts for the slime growing on the log above this pygmy hippos head. :)
    • snowleopard
      That's right Pat...haha! I was in the building when the rainstorm came pounding down and it is a spectacular sight for zoo visitors. All of the animals hid in nooks and crannies and waited until the rain stopped, and then afterwards the building was quiet once again.
    • Animaldude
      Adelle, the zoo's elderly pygmy hippo
    • wilson
      Adelle was moved to the pachyderm house this summer. Tropic World no longer exhibits pachyderms.
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